UPDATED 8Jun2018: I was using an air nailer a couple of weeks ago, and one particular safety precaution saved me from getting a pin nail driven right through my finger. Air nailers make it easier to create great furniture and […]Continue Reading
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Frame and panel doors are a classic part of traditional furniture and cabinet design. Click below to watch a video tour of the simple way I make frame and panel assemblies. All it takes is a tablesaw, a hand plane […]Continue Reading
*WOODWORKING: See shop-cut veneer panels made from cherry.
*CATTLE PASTURE: Watch steers discover fresh spring grass.
*ROUTER BITS: Discover three profiles you’ll love to know about.
*WOOD FINISHING: Succeed with quick drying urethanes.
*PINE CHEST COMPLETE: See milk paint refurbishing job.
*COOLER CABIN: Learn how to keep sleeping loft cooler.
*GARDENING: See how greedy nearby plants invade pot.
*RASPBERRIES: Learn how to prune & mulch properly.
*BIRDS OF PREY: See where a pair of ospreys choose to nest.
*WATER WELL: Watch the birth of a great source of pure water.
*WOODWORKING: Learn how to scribe wood for nice, tight fit.
*GREAT TOOLS: See three great ones from this 2009 video.
UPDATED 6MAY2017: If you’re gearing up for deck building, constructing a dock, picnic table, gazebo or verandah this season, you should know how much hand-held circular saws have improved. The best cordless models these days are every bit as effective as […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 6MAY2017 Q: I bought plans to build a workbench and the instructions mentions making the top from quartersawn lumber to guard against warping and cupping. I don’t know what quartersawing is. I plan to use 2X6s for the top, but how do […]Continue Reading
*COTTAGE LIFE: The easiest way ever to prime a water pump.
*MOLD CONTROL: Kill mold safely, forever and without bleach.
*TOOLS: See why impact drivers are the kings of screw driving.
*BUILDING: Learn to use a garden hose as a building level.
UPDATED 28APR2017: I’m seeing more and more people walking with canes & walking sticks these days, but none of the factory-made, metal sticks look all that interesting. A home-made, wooden walking stick you whittle yourself is another matter. Even a simple […]Continue Reading